Best Snowboard Boots

Best Snowboarding Boots

Best Snowboard Boots for 2016-2017

Snowboard Boots are often an overlooked piece of equipment when you first start shopping for the best snowboarding gear. If it fits well, then it’s good, right? Well, yes and no. If you have a boot that fits well but doesn’t respond well to the kind of style you like riding (freestyle, all-mountain, and freeride), you’re not getting the most potential out of your boot. But if you get a boot with all the bells and whistles but it hurts after 30 minutes of riding, well, you’ve got some snowboarding gear that is just going to end up sitting in your closet.

Here at powderheadz.com, we’ve reviewed the best snowboarding boots available for all kinds of snowboarding. However, we recommend that you still give them a good try before you truly commit to using them. Never settle, as boots can make or break your day on the mountain.

You can find what we reviewed and what we think are the Best Snowboard Boots for 2016-2017 down below.

Safe riding!
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Our Top Rated All-Mountain Snowboard Boots for Men


There are a ton of choices when it comes to All-Mountain Snowboard Boots. This is a great place to start and get an idea of what you should be looking for in you boots. No matter what you decide. Warmth, comfort, ease of use and price. Keep it all in mind while you decide which boot is right for you.

Here are what we consider some of the Best All-Mountain Snowboard Boots:

DC Men’s Scout Snowboard Boots

DC Scout Snowboarding Boots


Riding LevelIntermediate – Advanced
FlexMedium
Lacing SystemBoa
LinerRed Liner
  

DC Scout Snowboard Boots are a popular set of snowboarding boots that offers a soft, cushy ride for an economical price.  The Boa H3 coiler lacing and pull tabs at the back of the boot makes for a snug fit and easy on/off access.

Powderheadz Rating

4.5 Stars

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Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots

Burton Imperial Snowboarding Boots


Riding LevelAdvanced – Expert
FlexStiff
Lacing SystemQuick-Pull
LinerImprint™ 3 Liner
  

Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots are stiff all-mountain boots that gives the rider a lot of response during fast and aggressive riding. They have an antimicrobial coat inside the boot liner to prevent smell from building up.

Powderheadz Rating

4 Stars

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Deeluxe Empire Snowboard Boots

Deeluxe Empire PF Snowboarding Boots


Riding LevelAdvanced – Expert
FlexStiff
Lacing SystemTraditional
LinerPerformance Liner
  

Deeluxe Empire PF Snowboarding Boots are built with an asymmetrical flex that has a stiffer flex on the outside and a softer flex on the inside. Lacing is separated in three zones to spread the pressure across your boot.

Powderheadz Rating

3.5 Stars

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Best Freeride Snowboarding Boots

Our Top Rated Freeride Snowboard Boots for Men


If you like heading out to the back-country or riding in deep snow, try and seek out some Freeride Snowboard Boots. You’ll want to find Snowboarding Boots that have a stiff flex to help you with your turns, but a soft upper portion to keep your shins comfortable during those long, powerful shifts on your heel-side and toe-side edge turns. The stiff flex gives you the stability you need to help control your carving and stopping power.

Here are what we consider some of the Best Freeride Snowboard Boots:

DC Travis Rice Boa Snowboard Boots

DC Travis Rice Snowboarding Boots


Riding LevelAdvanced – Exper
FlexVery Stiff
Lacing SystemBoa
LinerBlack SE Liner

DC Travis Rice Boa Snowboard Boots won’t make you ride as well as Travis Rice, but these boots will point you in the right direction . The upper cuff of the boot flexes independently off the rest of the boot, giving you an natural, effortless flex.

Powderheadz Rating

5 Stars

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Adidas Tactical ADV Snowboard Boots

Adidas Tactical Boost Snowboarding Boots


Riding LevelIntermediate – Advanced
FlexMedium
Lacing SystemTraditional
LinerUltralon Foam Liner

The Adidas Tactical Boost Snowboard Boots are some of the most comfortable boots out there. The heat-moldable Ultralon Foam Liner has a wide toe box for those with wide feet which helps with blood flow.

Powderheadz Rating

4.5 Stars

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ThirtyTwo TM XLT Snowboard Boots

Thirtytwo TM Two XLT Snowboarding Boots


Riding LevelAdvanced – Expert
FlexStiff
Lacing SystemTraditional
LinerLevel 3 Liner

The ThirtyTwo TM XLT Snowboard Boots are an upgraded version of last years model. Along with heat-moldable intuition liners, a stiff yet playful flex, and traditional laces, these boots come with the durable Vibram Sole.

Powderheadz Rating

4 Stars

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Best Freestyle Snowboarding Boots

Our Top Rated Freestyle Snowboard Boots for Men


For finding the best freestyle snowboard boots, you’ll want to find something with a soft amount of flex and cushion. Impact is the name of the game when it comes to freestyle snowboard boots, so you’ll want to find anything that stresses high shock absorption. You’ll need it for when you land from jumping some major air.

Here are what we consider some of the Best Freestyle Snowboard Boots:

Vans Aura Snowboard Boots

Vans Aura Snowboarding Boots


Riding LevelIntermediate – Advanced
FlexMedium
Lacing SystemBoa
LinerResponse Liner

The medium-soft flexing Vans Aura Snowboarding Boots comes with a dual-zone Boa lacing system that gives you a responsive boot with a tight comfortable fit. Vans and Boa have been working together the longest, so you know that lacing system will be the best out there.

Powderheadz Rating

4 Stars

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ThirtyTwo 86 FT Snowboard Boots

32 86 FT Snowboarding Boots


Riding LevelIntermediate – Advanced
FlexSoft
Lacing SystemQuick-Pull
LinerLevel 1 Liner

ThirtyTwo 86 FT Snowboard Boots are inspired by it’s cousin sport, skateboarding. It’s a comfortable, soft-flexing boot has a flat sole that lets you feel like you’re riding a skate deck and the heat-moldable liner will give you that one-of-a-kind feel. 

Powderheadz Rating

4 Stars

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K2 Ender Snowboard Boots

K2 Ender Snowboarding Boots


Riding LevelIntermediate – Advanced
FlexSoft
Lacing SystemTraditional | Boa
LinerIntuition Pro-Foam 3D

K2 Ender Snowboard Boots is a soft-flexing, lightweight freestyle snowboard boot that has tradition lacing on the outside and a Boa inner lacing system on the inside. It’s a perfect blend of the classic and the technology-driven snowboard boots out on the market.

Powderheadz Rating

4 Stars

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Best Snowboarding Boots | Powderheadz.com

This is our current List for the Best Snowboard Boots of the 2016-17 Season.  However, there are tons more Snowboard Boots out there and we will be updating this list often with the most current information. Think we missed a pair of Snowboard Boots and that there’s one that deserves a spot on the Best Snowboard Boots List? Let us know!  E-mail us at info (at) powderheadz.com.  Take a look down below on how to determine which Snowboard Boots is right for you.

As always, happy riding!

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How-To:  Buy the Best Snowboard Boots


There are so many types of snowboard boots out there with a ton of features, and it can be a bit confusing into figuring out what kind of snowboard you should get. Boa or Traditional Lacing? How much Flex? What kind of Liners? Here at Powderheadz.com, we’ll try and help you figure out what everything means.

Let’s get familiar with some of the things you should know to buy the best snowboarding boots available.


Flex:

Flex is often measured from 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the stiffest. Freestyle snowboard boots and All-mountain snowboard boots usually have a softer flex. They are more forgiving and easier to turn. Soft-flex snowboard boots are great for beginners. Freeride snowboard boots and Powder snowboard boots usually have a stiffer flex. They provide a better power and stability at higher speeds.


Riding Style:

All-Mountain – All-Mountain Riders should choose more flexible boots, similar to freestyle boots. However, if you tend to be a faster rider and need more response, look for a stiffer snowboard boot. For most snowboarders, look for Soft to Medium Flex. If you’re into racing and speed, look for a Stiff Flex.

Freeride – Freeride Snowboarders consider the back-country, off-piste, and groomed runs their home instead of the park. Look for stiffer snowboard boots that give you the precision and response you need when riding fast.

Freestyle – Maneuverability and feel is the name of the game for Freestyle Snowboarders. The boots should have a softer flex.


Lacing System:

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Vans Aura Snowboarding Boots
Dual Boa System for Vans Aura Snowboarding Boots

Boa – Boa Systems use one or two dials to adjust the tightness of small cables around the foot. One-Dial Boa Systems handle the whole boot while Two-Dial Boa Systems handle the top of the boot or tongue and the bottom of the boot or ankle independently.

Thirtytwo TM Two XLT Snowboarding Boots
Traditional Laces for Thirtytwo TM TWO XLT Snowboard Boots

Traditional – The low-tech basic option of laces for snowboard boots. Laces are easily replaceable.

 

Burton Imperial Snowboarding Boots
Quick-Pull Laces for Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots

Quick-pull – Single-pull lacing system similar to a corset. Some snowboards boots will have be able to be tightened in zones rather than the whole boot.

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Liners:

Custom Moldable – These liners need an artificial heat source to get a custom fit for your foot. You should be able to take your boots to any reputable Ski or Snowboard Shop to get this done.

Non-Moldable – The least moldable option out of the three, these liners will eventually conform to your feet after repeated use.

Thermoformable – These foam liners will use your body temperature to achieve a custom fit. The liners will usually take shape after a day on the mountain.


Best Snowboarding Boots | Powderheadz.com

This is our current List for the Best Snowboard Boots of the 2016-17 Season.  However, there are tons more Snowboarding Boots out there and we will be updating this list often with the most current information. Think we missed a pair of Snowboard Boots and that there’s one that deserves a spot on the Best Snowboard Boots List? Let us know!  E-mail us at info (at) powderheadz.com.  As always, happy riding!

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